Closure of Phocas Chapter Nº 9295

Closure of Phocas Chapter Nº 9295

Thursday 6th September 2018 After a year of debate over the future of Phocas Chapter Nº 9295, the members eventually decided that it had no future and that it would reluctantly surrender its Charter in consequence of that decision. On Thursday 6 th September 2018, the Deputy Grand Superintendent, E Comp David Hampton accompanied by the 2 nd Provincial Grand Principal, E Comp Paul Blakemore, the 3 rd Provincial Grand Principal, E Comp Phillip Masters,…

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Most Excellent Grand Superintendent’s Address 2018

Most Excellent Grand Superintendent’s Address 2018

Monday 5th November 2018 Companions all, I bid you a hearty welcome to the Provincial Convocation, especially to the Principals of the Chapters, it is good to see you supporting the Province with your attendance. Also, to those that I have had the pleasure of appointing to and promoting in Provincial Grand Rank. Of course, it is my duty as always to make these awards in appreciation of your past services in the Royal Arch…

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Royal Arch Province of Hertfordshire Annual Convocation 2018

Royal Arch Province of Hertfordshire Annual Convocation 2018

On Monday 5 th November 2018 our Most Excellent Grand Superintendent, E Comp James Sharpley presided over a wonderful convocation attended by 468 Companions of the Province and Guests, including 10 Grand Superintendents from neighbouring Provinces. It was a truly memorable occasion when 35 Companions received either a re-appointment, appointment or promotion to active rank and 67 Companions received promotions in or were appointed to past rank. The Most Excellent Grand Superintendent re-appointed and invested…

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Provincial Officers, Principals & Scribe’s Luncheon

Provincial Officers, Principals & Scribe’s Luncheon

Sunday 7th October 2018 The Annual Luncheon for Active Provincial Officers, Chapter Principals and Scribes was attended by 92 Companions and Guests and hosted at the Cloisters Masonic Centre, Letchworth Garden City. The event was presided over by the Most Excellent Grand Superintendent, James Sharpley who commented that it was a delight to see so many guests and members present and thanked them for their support. The Most Excellent Grand Superintendent also thanked the members…

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Afternoon Tea Soiree at Mayflower Place

Afternoon Tea Soiree at Mayflower Place

Royal Arch Province of Hertfordshire Afternoon Tea Soiree at Mayflower Place, Hertingfordbury Sunday 24 th June 2018 On a sunny and warm Sunday afternoon in June this year, Mayflower Place, Hertingfordbury hosted a fully subscribed afternoon tea on behalf the Royal Arch in Hertfordshire. This is the 2nd year that the event has been run and proved again to be a great success. The attendees were not only presented with an array of delicious sandwiches,…

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Supreme Grand Chapter – New Appointments & Promotion

Supreme Grand Chapter – New Appointments & Promotion

At the meeting of Supreme Grand Chapter on Thursday 26th April 2018, three new appointments and one promotion was afforded to four recipients that had been submitted to the Appointments and Promotions Board by the Most Excellent Grand Superintendent, E Comp James Sharpley for their consideration earlier in the year. At the meeting E Comp Paul Blakemore, Second Provincial Grand Principal was promoted from PGStdB to PAGSoj and E Comp’s David Broomer, Assistant Provincial Grand…

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East Hertfordshire Lodge & Chapter – The First Exaltee in 77 Years

East Hertfordshire Lodge & Chapter – The First Exaltee in 77 Years

On 16 th April, East Hertfordshire Chapter was re-united with its sponsor, East Hertfordshire Lodge, when its current secretary, W. Bro. Tom Day was exalted into the Holy Royal Arch and East Hertfordshire Chapter in particular. As was pointed out at the centenary meeting of the Chapter last November, no one knows why members of the East Hertfordshire Lodge stopped being exalted in to its own Chapter but that is precisely what happened when the…

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Bissei Chapter No6563 Installation Convocation

Bissei Chapter No6563 Installation Convocation

The Deputy Grand Superintendent and the Provincial team pictured above attending the meeting of Bissei Chapter No. 6563 on Tuesday 13th February for its Installation meeting at Halsey Hall, Watford. Pictured above, the MEZ E Comp Malcolm Spinage, H -E Comp Andrew Osborn and J – E Comp Michael Pilszak together with some of the members of the Chapter. The installation ceremony was conducted in fine style by E Comp Ray Curd. Following the meeting,…

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Annual Meeting in Copenhagen

Annual Meeting in Copenhagen

On Saturday, 14th April 2018, Danish Companions from Cheshunt Chapter No 2921 attended the Annual Meeting in Copenhagen of The Danish Craft Masonry of Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons. They were all pleased and grateful to see the Danish R.W. Grand Master of the Craft for Danish Craft Masonry award to E Comp. James Sharpley, Most Excellent Grand Superintendent of the Royal Arch Province of Hertfordshire, the Danish Craft Masonry Medal of Honour. The Most…

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Hertfordshire’s Royal Arch Extends over Denmark!

Hertfordshire’s Royal Arch Extends over Denmark!

It is sad when a Lodge or Chapter has to close, and until very recently that seemed to be the fate confronting Cheshunt Chapter No. 2921; for the Chapter was struggling to find new candidates.  Our Province, however, was able to come up with an exciting alternative to closure. Freemasonry has been present in Denmark since the founding of the Lodge of St. Martin in Copenhagen in 1743.  The regular Grand Lodge of Denmark, the…

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